Jodie Lopez

Ofsted myths: let’s break some old habits

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Is it time to plan some New Year’s resolutions? In our recent Have you embraced your new found freedom? blog we talked about the opportunity that schools have been given to do what’s best for their students, and not just…

Jodie Lopez

Have you recreated levels?

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That’s a tricky question to ask, isn’t it? Now that the new curriculum is becoming more embedded and we know what the end of Key Stage assessments look like (let’s assume Justine Greening doesn’t change her mind and everything does…

Chris Scarth
Jodie Lopez
Chris Scarth

The Commission on Assessment without Levels

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The Assessment Commission Report has now been published along with the DfE’s response to the findings. There isn’t a huge amount to be surprised about, particularly not since the response was leaked before the summer. The Commission talks a huge…

Jodie Lopez

New white paper: progress without levels

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June is a very busy month for the Classroom Monitor team and I am sure it’s just as busy for schools, if not more so! Report writing season (see our previous blog about our new report writing area) is in full…

Chris Scarth
Chris Scarth

WHAT to Measure, not HOW to Measure

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I’ve spoken at BETT and The Education Show for the last two years and run roadshows across England for the last 12 months, all focusing on ‘assessing without levels’. My discussions have in the main been variations on a theme,…

Jodie Lopez

New Homepage Favourites are now live!

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Many of you told us in our recent surveys that you wanted more help knowing what type of graphs and data Ofsted are looking for when they come to visit. Although there are no clear guidelines on exactly what will…

David Francis